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Thursday, August 6, 2015

Thankful Thursday 8/6/2015

Happy Thursday! And happy first Thursday in August! It's hard to believe the summer is almost over - it feels like it just started!

I have a lot to be thankful for today. Yesterday I had two job interviews for the same organization. I applied for the organization last year, but I was still skittish last year. I'm thankful they gave me another opportunity to interview with them this year and not for one job, but two jobs! I feel grateful about this, especially with how nice everyone treated me yesterday.

It reminds me of my college years. When I interned for West Chester University, I had the opportunity to work with many faculty and staff members. All of them were very gracious, friendly, and just nice people to work with. I enjoyed working with them. I also enjoyed working with my co-workers. I'm thankful for that experience.

One of the interview questions asked me what I felt was the most successful event in my life so far. I thought about it for a little bit and then said, "Graduating college, but not only graduating college, but the experiences I had throughout college with the subjects I've studied and work experiences. The English major opened doors, especially to my internship. However, I think the semester I decided to sign up for Arabic opened many doors as well. I could communicate with a lot of people and that opened doors to other opportunities too. I had the opportunity to go to New York City and other cultural activities for the first time and learn about a different culture first hand." I know I mentioned a bit about that last week, but after last week's post I really thought about the different opportunities opened up to me during college between the English major, the philosophy minor, my internship, my part time job through the library, learning Arabic and German, and everything else. I really did take advantage of the opportunities and I'm glad I did.

I also feel thankful for the people in my life who has made all of that possible. I am thankful for their support over the years.

What are you thankful for today?


  1. I'm glad your job interviews went well. I'm always thankful for my education. No one can ever take your education away from you. The Hurricane is a little older than you are. She says that attending a tech-related college might have helped her with grad school, but she wouldn't trade her liberal arts education for anything.


    1. Janie!

      So glad to see you today! I hope you're having a great day. I agree with you there - no one can ever take our education away from us.

      I'm not a math person, science is hit or miss. I enjoyed my school years and I loved everything I learned. Some people give liberal arts a bad rap, but I think liberal arts studies are still important! I'm glad to hear that about The Hurricane. :) What did she study in a tech-related college?

      I have my fingers crossed now! I am hoping and praying!


  2. Replies
    1. Thank you! I have my fingers crossed. :)

    2. I think you have good reasons for being thankful, too.

    3. I try to do this blog exercise each week because I think by taking a moment to reflect what you do have in life, it's an opportunity to become more grateful. :)

  3. At least you keep using the word "opportunity" here :) I'm going to suggest возможность - vozmozhnost' sounds the most hopeful, and doesn't have the "mistake" undertone that the other words in the dictionary suggested to me. (I always check both ways whenever using a new word - both by inputting the word I'm trying to replace and then the synonyms the dictionary suggests - to try and avoid conveying undertones I don't mean! Effective, if somewhat cumbersome.)

    The reason I started this comment with a Russian word, with возможность, is that I did go to the International Festival on Thursday which included such films. My friend didn't like them very much ("So depressing!"), but I assured him it was the chance of a lifetime, and that in the scope of Russian/Soviet cinematography, they were pretty cheerful flicks.

    The most successful event in my life is right now - having the ability to breathe at leisure while I talk to you! ^_^

    Today I am thankful for autonomy. I can decide to do whatever I want, within the realms of possibility!